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The healtheliving assessment is the first step to making healthy changes. This health risk assessment asks you about your health history and habits. For example, there are questions about your diet, exercise, smoking, past health, and family medical history. After you submit your answers, you receive personalized reports. The reports include your health age, current health status, and suggestions for making healthy changes. You can recalculate your health age based on making healthy changes. If you like, you can print and save your reports to share with your health care team.

General Information

Anyone who is registered on My HealtheVet can take the healtheliving assessment. You do not need to be a Veteran or receive care at a VA facility. If you do not have a My HealtheVet account, take the time and register today!

You can find the healtheliving assessment under the Track Health tab on My HealtheVet. If you are logged into your My HealtheVet account, you can use this link to start your assessment now: healtheliving assessment

The healtheliving assessment is easy and free - you answer questions online about your health, and it takes about 20 minutes. If you need to stop before you complete the questions, you can save your answers and finish the assessment later. After you submit your answers, you will receive a personalized Summary Report and a more detailed Full Report.

Your responses and your reports are protected and completely confidential. Your VA benefits will not be affected. Only you will be able to view this information, unless you choose to share it with your health care team.

Benefits

When you take the healtheliving assessment you are able to:

  • Get a personalized health report that tells you about your current health status
  • View your risks of developing major diseases in the future
  • Learn more about your Health Age
  • View suggestions for changes to improve your health now and in the future
  • Select health recommendations and view the impact on your health if you make these changes
  • Save and print your Summary and/or Full Reports to discuss with your provider at your next appointment

Learn more about your Health Age

Health Age is an estimate of your overall health. This may include things like family history, diet, exercise, weight, and smoking. This information is used to estimate how healthy you are compared to the typical person your age. If you are 50 years old and have a health age of 45, you are living a healthier lifestyle than most people your age. If you are a 50-year-old with a health age of 55, there are some things about your lifestyle that you might want to change to get healthier.

Resources

My HealtheVet makes it easy to stay informed by bringing a wealth of information right to your fingertips.

Frequently Asked Questions has questions and answers that may help you understand more about the healtheliving assessment feature and how it can help you.

My HealtheVet Account Types explains the three different account types available in My HealtheVet and what each type offers.

The Medical Library is a section of My HealtheVet where you can get health information, research a topic, or simply learn more about your health. You can:

  • Read about common conditions
  • Get answers to your health questions from trusted medical resources.